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dado gyure

director/visual artist


is an ensemble member at A Red Orchid Theatre, and her recent AROT production, Killing Game, by Eugene Ionesco, has material in it by the playwright that has never been seen before in the USA. This groundbreaking production fuses new music/contemporary music with absurd text. Her AROT production of Sam Shepard's Simpatico moved to the McCarter Theatre in 2017. In 2018, she starred as Karla Stock in the world premiere of AROT's production of TRAITOR, by Brett Neveu, directed by Michael Shannon. This adaptation of Ibsen's Enemy of the People won three Joseph Jefferson Awards. 

Dado is the recipient of the Edes Prize from the University of Chicago. With this award she produced the spectacle opera, David Lang's Pulitzer winning little match girl passion, at Facility Theatre, in a vacant middle school cafeteria, which sold out immediately. This piece is a chamber opera derived from the short story by Hans Christian Anderson of the same name. The project uses music, percussion, sculpture, movement and whole animal butchery. Dado also directed the Chicago premiere of Jen Silverman's Phoebe in Winter and The Ruse of Medusa, by Erik Satie, for Facility Theatre, where she is a resident director. 

Other plays dado has directed for A Red Orchid are The Mutilated (Tennessee Williams), A Red Handed Otter, (Ethan Lipton), The Hothouse (Harold Pinter), Megacosm (Brett Neveu) The Unseen (Craig Wright), among others. She has staged numerous experimental incubators at AROT, including Harold Pinter's Celebration, infused with live percussion and music by Mauricio Kagel. She holds an MFA from the University of Chicago in visual art. She has directed and acted at The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Famous Door, Shattered Globe, Mary Arrchie, TUTA, Trapdoor, Facility Theatre, among many others. 

Dado is also a Goodman Theatre Maggio director, and has won a Jeff Awards and  an After Dark Award. She teaches privately as well as at DePaul University and University of Illinois Chicago. 


Review: Sam Shepard’s ‘Simpatico,’ Cut Loose and Roaming Wild - The New York Times - The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

Michael Shannon, as a tightly coiled businessman, and Mierka Girten, as the girlfriend of his former partner in crime, in Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico.”



Edes Prize winner explores themes of empathy through multimedia project - news.uchicago.edu

Theater director, performer and visual artist dado gyure, MFA’14, is this year’s recipient of the Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, for her multimedia project based on a short story by Hans Christian Andersen.. The Edes Prize provides a one-year, $30,000 award to a recent alum from four universities, including the University of Chicago, and helps provide an ...



Facility Theatre's mesmerizing Phoebe in Winter is an unlikely success | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

To call Facility Theatre's mesmerizing staging of New York up-and-comer Jen Silverman's demanding Phoebe in Winter an unlikely success is an understatement. First off, the playwright behind the ...



Dado Does Dada: A Review of The Ruse of Medusa at Facility Theatre | Newcity Stage

RECOMMENDED “The Ruse of Medusa,” the hour-long play with incidental music and dance authored by Erik Satie in 1913 and running at Facility Theatre, cannot be described, only experienced.




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